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3 Videos that Drive Customers to Your Machine Shop

Jan 27, 2016 12:18:12 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 27, 2016 12:18:12 PM

Video productions are one of the most powerful forms of communications and a proven sales tool. As a consumer you already know the power of video. And you’re not alone. In a 2011 survey, e-commerce consultants, The e-tailing Group, interviewed 1,039 participants about their video habits. Among their findings:

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Topics: Marketing

4 Reasons You Could Lose Good Employees

Jan 27, 2016 12:17:16 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 27, 2016 12:17:16 PM

According to a recent survey by Monster.com, nearly half of the employees who responded say they are unhappy in their current jobs and 81% plan to look for a new job this year. That’s a frightening statistic for employers who are likely unaware that they have disgruntled employees.

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Topics: Management

3 Simple Ways Manufacturing Managers Can Increase Their Productivity

Jan 27, 2016 12:16:15 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 27, 2016 12:16:15 PM

In today’s competitive manufacturing world, productivity is the key to success, so we invest in people and equipment that can make us more efficient. For managers of any kind, from owner or production manager to supervisor or shift leader, getting the most out of our own workday is often a challenge. There are always interruptions, unexpected problems and fires to put out. So how can we juggle all of our responsibilities and still be productive?

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Topics: Management

7 Reasons CNC Manufacturers Should Perform Background Checks

Jan 27, 2016 12:15:14 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 27, 2016 12:15:14 PM
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Topics: Hiring

7 Key Interview Questions to Ask Job Candidates

Jan 27, 2016 12:14:21 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 27, 2016 12:14:21 PM

When a new employee comes on board you commit significant time and money to developing what you hope will be a team member who will make meaningful contributions to your business. Obviously you’ll do your best to check on a candidate’s background and work history, but many times it’s difficult or impossible to get a straight answer from previous employers, or a balanced appraisal from hand-picked references. That’s why the interview questions you ask and the prospective employee’s answers are so important.

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Topics: Hiring

5 Reasons Businesses Fail

Jan 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Keeping any business open is challenging, and CNC machine shops of all sizes are no exception. According to the Small Business Administration 50% of businesses fail within the first five years, and two-thirds fail within 10 years.

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Topics: Management

Is Time With Your Family a Priority? Here Are 5 Ways to Make it Happen

Nov 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Running a CNC shop, or any business for that matter, is usually more than a 40-hour-a-week job. In fact there never seem to be enough hours in the day. So how do you make time for family and for yourself?

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Topics: Culture

7 Things You Need to Know About Millennial Generation Employees

Nov 13, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 13, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Generational differences can have a profound impact on the workplace. The values, drives and personality differences between CNC shop owners/managers from previous generations and their Millennial employees (born between 1980 and 2000) are significant. This is not to say that Millennials are better or worse employees, just different. Which means their supervisors need to understand some basic Millennial characteristics so they can maximize their value to the company and to themselves.

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Topics: Hiring

The Cost of Investment: Training, Skill Set, and ROI

Oct 30, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Oct 30, 2015 10:30:00 AM

There are 170,500 CNC machine shops in the U.S. This is what your business could be up against in finding employees with the skill sets needed for exceptional productivity and quality.

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Topics: Hiring

5 Ways PR Can Grow Your CNC Shop

Oct 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Oct 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Getting more business for your CNC shop is a lot easier if you let potential customers know who you are, remind past customers you’re still around, and make current customers aware of all of your capabilities. Hopefully you’re doing this through personal contacts, email marketing, and inbound marketing using blogs and your Web site.

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Topics: Marketing